Current and Returning Students

Interested in living in a vibrant community where your fellow classmates are right down the hall? Want the convenience of living close to your classes, dining facilities, and study spaces? If you answered yes, then Campus Housing is here to help you find the perfect on-campus home! You may want to check out all of the options available to you by visiting our Residence Hall Information page. If you would like information about housing accommodations please visit the Center for Disability Services. To view policies and procedures for students living in on-campus housing, visit Residence Life's Policies and Procedures.

HOW TO APPLY FOR SPRING HOUSING

Note: Fall 2021 housing instructions will be posted no later than February 1, 2021.

Please review the Spring 2021 Housing Contract and Addendum, which you will sign during the housing application process. 

Starting November 2, 2020, at 9:00 a.m., you may begin the spring 2021 housing application by clicking the MyHousing/Dining button within MyCharleston. In order to be able to access the spring 2021 housing application you will need to pay the $200 housing prepayment and the $50 housing application fee in the portal. If you have concerns about making the $200 housing prepayment and are currently receiving financial aid, you can print out this waiver and return it, along with appropriate documentation referenced on the form, to Campus Housing at 40 Coming Street, by email at housing@cofc.edu, or by fax at 843.953.6590.

During the application process, you will designate your housing emergency contact, answer profile questions, select a meal plan, let us know your building preferences, and sign your housing contract and housing contract addendum. Since spring housing assignments are made based on the date the housing application is completed, we suggest you apply as soon as the application opens.

Beginning in December, Campus Housing will place students who have completed their housing applications. Anyone who has completed their housing application by December 7, 2020, will receive their placement via email by December 18, 2020. Applicants who apply after December 7 will be placed and emailed no later than January 4, 2021.

ROOMMATES

One of the first connections college students make is with their roommate. Many students are nervous about living with a new person and sharing a room. This is totally natural, and that is why Campus Housing provides students with the ability to search for and request a roommate in the housing portal as well as matching you to your future roommate if you do not find someone on your own.

During your housing application, you will be asked several profile questions that Campus Housing will use to match you with a roommate. It is very important that you fill out these answers honestly. Family members can be very helpful, but they will not be the ones living in your new room, so please answer the profile questions on your own. The questions you will answer cover areas like sharing of items, cleanliness, bedtimes, noise, and the relationship between you and your future roommate. We encourage you to answer these questions based on who you are today, not who you think you will become in college. Trust us, if your room is a mess now, it is unlikely that this will change with your busy college schedule. Just be honest and say you aren't organized!

If you have already found someone you wish to live with, you can select them as a roommate in your housing application. In order to select a roommate, they need to have also completed their housing application. Students can select one roommate for the spring 2021 semester. Campus Housing suggests that you and your selected roommate talk about your building preferences and make sure they match.

If you want to live with a specific student who is already living on campus, you will have an opportunity to indicate that on the application and Campus Housing will contact you about your request.

CANCELLATION

If necessary, you may cancel your housing application and bed space online using the CANCEL APPLICATION FORM on the housing portal. From the portal home screen click on FORMS in the blue banner and follow the steps to cancel your application. The cancellation will be timestamped and processed as soon as possible.

Housing contracts may be canceled prior to January 6, 2021; however, a cancellation penalty of $200 will be charged to the student’s eBill account. The cancellation must be received via the MyHousing/Dining portal by January 6, 2021.

If you leave the College for any reason (withdrawal, transfer, leave of absence, graduation, academic dismissal, etc.), please cancel your housing application online immediately. Notifying another campus department of your reason does not automatically cancel your housing application and room reservation. Cancellation penalties may apply based on the date of cancellation.

HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

Campus Housing recognizes the needs of students with disabilities. We work in conjunction with the Center for Disability Services to coordinate proper facilities and arrangements for students with a documented disability. Students should share any requests for accommodations in their housing application under the personal and contact details page; however, students must apply for housing accommodations by contacting Disability Services at 843.953.1431. Find more information through the Center for Disability Services Housing Accommodations page.

If you have any questions regarding the housing application process, please feel free to contact Campus Housing via email at housing@cofc.edu, phone at 843.953.5523, or in person at 40 Coming Street.